Center says wayward sea lion must be euthanized

SAUSALITO, Calif.

The 5-year-old sea lion Na'au has a fatal case of red algae poisoning, probably from eating fish infected with the algae.

The poison affects a sea lion's ability to navigate, which may explain why she was so far inland.

There is no cure for the poisoning, but researchers will take a tissue sample for further study.

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